Dimbala by Laura Chau is a classic henley neck pullover with a fun, easy to knit tiled stitch pattern. A deep hem of neat twisted ribbing and slightly cropped length create a great silhouette, perfect for work or play. The body of Dimbala is worked in the round from the hem to the underarm, then split for front and back and worked back and forth separately. Sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then worked back and forth for cap and sewn in. Close-fitting and meant to be worn with minimal (0-2”/ 0-5cm) ease. Choose the finished size that is closest to your high bust measurement.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 30.75 (33.5, 36.5, 39.25, 42, 44.75, 47.5, 50.5, 53.25, 56)” bust
Yarn Requirements: 850 (880, 1010, 1135, 1215, 1295, 1375, 1460, 1540, 1620) yards
Photo 1 shown in Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yds / 100g skein), 4 skeins in colour 9564 for size 33.5”
Photo 2 shown in Valley Yarns Northfield (70% Merino Wool/ 20% Baby Alpaca/ 10% Silk, 50g/124yds), 8 skeins in color Fawn for size 33.5"
Needles: US 6 / 4mm circular needle, 24” / 60cm or longer depending on bust size; US 6 / 4mm double pointed needles, or needles of choice for small circumferences in the round
Other Materials: 3 buttons, 1/2” / 1.25cm in diameter
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch